A Child For All, ACFA Inc.

ACFA's vision is "a Mali where all children are protected, safe, healthy, well-nourished, provided a home and an outstanding education that will allow them to be productive and contribute to the social and economic development of the country" We march towards that vision by executing our mission: " to bring hope to Mali's Vulnerable Children by securing for them a brighter future through the delivery of our programs: nutritious food, health care, safe shelter and education." ACFA was founded from the personal experience of its founder, Kadiatou F. Sidibe, who was separated from her mother from age 3 to 26 and was raised by a single father in Bamako, Mali. Our goal is t...
Sep 3, 2013

Summer Report

Zorokoro visit with Fatoumata
Zorokoro visit with Fatoumata

Fatoumata’s project is running its course.  We tackled some administrative difficulties with the French Embassy and are now working on setting up her new appointment at the Necker hospital in Paris for September 2013.  Fatoumata has to be scheduled with a new doctor who is now assessing her medical situation for further operations.  In the meantime, the project is still not fully funded and we would like to see the project fully funded before sending Fatoumata to Paris.     

Please donate today.  We have raised 58% of the funds needed to fully fund Fatoumata’s operations, travel, living arrangements and medication costs.  Our work is only possible because of your generosity.  Fatoumata is in danger of losing her sight.  Thank you for supporting our efforts towards achieving our mission of helping her keep her eye sight.   

Zorokoro site visit
Zorokoro site visit

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Jun 10, 2013

Moving Forward

Children doing Homework
Children doing Homework

The children are getting ready for the end of the year exams.  While the change from public to private school was a challenge this year, the extra-curricular classes and additional tutors that we hired to help the children in their transition came to fruition.  We have seen a dramatic improvement in the performance of 80% of the children who had faced the toughest challenges.  We are continuing to work with the special tutors to achieve even more success and turn better results by the end of the academic year. 

Starting at 9:00AM EDT on June 12th, GlobalGiving will match up to 50%, donations of up to $1,000 made to our project.  Matching will last until funds run out or until 11:59PM EDT.  Please get your donations in early!

Please donate Wednesday June 12th.  Our work is only possible because of your generosity.  Mali’s vulnerable children are even more marginalized today due to the country’s insecurity.  Thank you for supporting our efforts towards attaining our vision. 

Children in classroom
Children in classroom

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Jun 10, 2013

Moving Forward

Children sharing a meal
Children sharing a meal

Our nutrition project supports our children well and improves as we tackle the challenges of malnutrition in Mali.  Summer has settled in Bamako.  This means that food prices have increased due to the shortage of crop during the rainy season.  The old crop is fading out and the new ones are not yet in.  Our children’s diet is periodically reviewed and adjusted to the seasonal fruits and vegetable.  In addition, we shipped more dietary supplements for their daily consumption.  Periodic physical checkups have revealed consistent equilibrium in their nutrient.

Starting at 9:00AM EDT, GlobalGiving will match up to 50%, donations of up to $1,000 made to our project.  Matching will last until funds run out or until 11:59PM EDT.  Please get your donations in early!

Please donate today.  Our work is only possible because of your generosity.  Mali’s vulnerable children are even more marginalized today due to the country’s insecurity.  Thank you for supporting our efforts towards attaining our vision. 

Alassane eating breakfast
Alassane eating breakfast

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